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How do I use rich text formatting, like italics and sub/superscript, in titles?

You can apply rich text formatting by manually adding the following HTML-like tags to fields in your Zotero library:

  • <i> and </i> for italics
  • <b> and </b> for bold
  • <sub> and </sub> for subscript
  • <sup> and </sup> for superscript
  • <span style="font-variant:small-caps;"> and </span> for smallcaps
  • <span class="nocase"> and </span> to suppress capitalization rules (e.g., for foreign phrases within English titles)

Zotero will automatically replace these tags by the specified formatting in bibliographic output. E.g. “<i>Pseudomonas aureofaciens</i> nov. spec. and its pigments” will become “Pseudomonas aureofaciens nov. spec. and its pigments”.

Note that if rich text formatting has to be applied indiscriminately to entire fields (e.g. a style guide may dictate that titles should be in italics), you can modify the relevant Citation Style Language (CSL) style (see the CSL documentation and the CSL field formatting options).

kb/rich_text_bibliography.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/20 08:45 by bwiernik